A couple of months ago, I received an email to host an Elmer’s Craft & Tell party.
The wonderful people at Elmer’s sent me an amazing box of goodies worth $330 that included a variety of CraftBond and X-ACTO products.
(picture borrowed from Amanda at Serenity Now)
They told me I could invite friends, family, and other bloggers to my home for a craft party using their supplies.
That sounded like fun to me! So I got to planning.
Here are the ladies that came to my party…(from left to right)
My beautiful sister-in-law, Ande,
My precious (and pregnant) niece, Courtney,
My sweet, but not-so-crafty sister, Cyndi,
My blog friend, Missy, from My Cottage Charm,
My other blog friend, Gail, from Gleanings from Gail,
And in the front, my adorable niece, Kinsey!
I laid the supplies out in front of them. Then after discussing a few ideas of what to make, I told them to get busy!
I think everyone was having a great time, but you never really know what they are thinking.
My sister, Cyndi, seemed to struggle with what exactly she wanted to make.
Courtney, being an elementary teacher, had no problem with the task set before her!
Missy got right to work. She made an adorable little note pad with her supplies.
I think she was really having a good time with my family.
We crafted for about an hour. Missy and Gail were able to knock out two different projects. Way to go, girls!
My family, not so much.
When we finished our crafts, we gobbled up some goodies.
My very talented friend, Catherine, made us these beautiful and tasty cupcakes for our party!
She has a wonderful little business called The Yellow House Cakery.
If you live locally, I highly recommend her!
Warning: The following pictures may cause drooling…
The cupcakes were a hit!!! Thank you, Catherine!
We posed for a group shot. I was really proud of their creations! This was a great afternoon with some great ladies!
It was so nice to finally make my online blog friends my real life friends. Missy lives about 45 minutes from me, and Gail lives just down the street (and we didn’t even know it until about a month ago!)
These ladies are precious, precious friends.
Just two more blessings that God has given me through my blog!
Thank you, Missy and Gail, for coming to my party!
Now, would you like to win an Elmer’s mini Craft and Tell package and host a party of your own?
Elmer’s is giving away a Craft & Tell package to TWO
Beneath My Heart readers!!
Here is what your package will include:
3 X-ACTO Retract-a-Blade knives
3 CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Sticks
3 CraftBond Tape Runners
3 Mini Bi-fold 9×12 Foam Board packs
1 Painters Markers pack
1 X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors pack
1 Circle Cutter
1 X-ACTO Self-Healing Mat
1 Glue Dots pack
2 Photo Corners packs (various colors)
1 Gel Pens pack
1 Tacky Glue bottle
The giveaway winners need to be U.S. residents for shipping purposes.
All you have to do is leave a comment and you will
This giveaway will run through Sunday, May 8th, at 9:00 pm EST. I will announce the winners on Monday, May 9th!